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source material in this documents collection. The broad nature
of source material for Texas history lends interest and color to
the story of a state that has each in abundance. All of those who
read and study the history of Texas can fully appreciate the
bringing together of this collection of basic Texas history.
The editors have presented this book to meet "the need for a
convenient and accessible compilation of significant sources that
will illustrate, as no secondary writing can, that the obscure past
was a fascinating experience, a vivid reality, and its unfamiliar
personalities real flesh and blood people." They have directed
the work toward the students who need documentary materials
to go along with the textbook in Texas history courses.
This book should find wide acceptance among the teachers of
Texas history and it will be a boon to those whose libraries do
not have an adequate collection of the documents in Texas history.
Professors Wallace and Vigness have combined a wise selection
of documents with fine editorial technique to produce an excellent
book which will promote the better understanding of the history
of Texas. The emphasis in selection was upon those documents
which most accurately reflect Texas history from the broad his-
torical view. This has resulted in the omission of those documents
that depict events which involved Texans only on a local level.
This has not detracted from the usefulness and the classroom
value of such an excellent book.
FORREST E. WARD
Bibliography of Texas, 1795-1845, Part III, United States and
European Imprints. By Thomas W. Streeter. Cambridge
(Harvard University Press), 1960. Two volumes, paged con-
tinuously, xlii+677. Appendices and index. $25.00.
This third part of Thomas W. Streeter's Bibliography of Texas,
1795-1845, covering United States and European imprints relat-
ing to Texas, completes a project undertaken by the author in
the late 1920o's. Two previous parts of the bibliography have been
Texas Imprints, published in two volumes in 1955 and now out-
of-print, and Mexican Imprints Relating to Texas, published in
Imprints in Part III fall into several categories: life, travel,
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101195/. Accessed July 14, 2014.